2017-05-31 / Calendar

Clipper Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 31

Print Lab. The Art Complex Museum offers a print lab with artist Kyle Turner in its Alden Studio on Wednesdays, May 31- July 19, 6-8:30 p.m. Class members will produce original handmade prints using both linocut and dry point processes and use the museum’s printing press. $175 for a block of six classes to be used within the eight-week session. Call 781-934-6634, ext.10 or email sally@artcomplex.org for more information or to register.

Thursday, June 1

Duxbury Democratic Town Committee meeting. At 7 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center on the second floor. Forward questions or agenda items to Duxdems@gmail.com.

Baccalaureate service. The entire Duxbury community is invited to attend the Baccalaureate service for all high school graduates of the class of 2017 at 7 p.m. at Pilgrim Church, 404 Washington St. The Baccalaureate is an interfaith service and celebration with spiritual messages to graduates from clergy and Duxbury Interfaith Council members of various faiths as well as music, dance, readings and other forms of expression from the graduates.

Friday, June 2

Historic clothing gallery talk. Join Madelon Ali, of the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society clothing committee, at 11 a.m. as she discusses an installation that features a pretty 1950s era fluffy prom gowns, worn by a Duxbury resident and her sister. On display at the Duxbury Free Library from June through July. Free.

Saturday, June 3

Duxbury High School graduation. 1-3 p.m. Parking at the Train field. St. George Street school campus.

Clay workshop for kids. “Bugs, Butterflies and More” with Carolyn Daly Shed from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at The Art Complex Museum. Learn the basics of clay hand-building and create caterpillars, dragonflies, lady bugs and much more. Materials, firing and a snack are included. $35. To register, call 781-934-6634, ext. 10 to register or email sally@artcomplex.org.

Wednesday, June 7

Duxbury Camera Club meeting. The club’s final meeting of the season is at 7 p.m. in Duxbury Free Library, Merry Room. The program will be a slide show of images from this year’s field trips. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, June 6

The Kindness Rocks Project begins. At 1 p.m., the Kindness Rocks Project founder Megan Murphy will discuss the idea behind her kindness rocks and then lead a rock shop at the Duxbury Senior Center. Residents can make their own kindness rocks with Sharpie pens and inspirational quotes.

Thursday, June 8

Speak for Thyself Award dinner. The Alden Kindred of America, Inc. will honor three Massachusetts women at this year’s Speak for Thyself Award dinner on Thursday, June 8, from 6-9 p.m. at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School. The award recognizes exceptional women who, in the spirit of Mayflower Pilgrim Priscilla Mullins Alden, make their own choices. Tickets are $75. Reservations are required. Purchase tickets online at alden.org or through the museum. For more information, call 781-934-9092 or email director@alden.org. Proceeds benefit preservation of the Alden House Historic Site on Alden Street.

Friday, June 9

Spring Festival of Plays. At the Black Box Theater, Duxbury Middle/ High School, 71 Alden St. Spring Fest is DHS Thespian Troupe 355’s traditional intra-troupe competition with three plays featuring students from all high school grades, who are directed by faculty and upper class students. The plays are “Childhood,” “Competition Piece” and “Tracks.” At 7 p.m. Second performance is Saturday, June 10.

Saturday, June 10

One-day woodcut workshop. White Line Woodcut at The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., is a printmaking technique where each print is created by painting shapes that have been incised into a pine board. Instructors Lisa Houck and Amy McGregor Radin will teach students to carve a linear design into a pine board and print it using watercolors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring a simple line drawing to the workshop (5”x7” or 8”x10” recommended.) Call 781-934-6634 ext. 10 to register or email sally@artcomplex.org.

Ballroom dancing. The South Shore Dancers host a ballroom dance from 7:30-11 p.m. at Cushing Memorial Hall, 673 Main St. (Rte. 123), Norwell. Field of Dreams theme. Suggested dress: Casual or baseball. Rumba lesson, 7:30 p.m. Social ballroom dancing, 8-11 p.m., DJ Lestyn Gilmore. Couples, singles welcome. $12 per person. Advance reservations recommended, 781-659-4703, or tickets@southshoredancers.org.

Monday, June 12

Author Elin Hilderbrand presents. Join the Friends of the Duxbury Free Library at 7 p.m. in the Duxbury High School’s Presentation Hall for an evening with prolific writer Elin Hilderbrand, whose newest book, “The Identicals,” will be released on June 13. Tickets $20, available through the library website.

Thursday, June 15

Stop Motion Workshop. This two-week class at the Duxbury Free Library at 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Child Program room will teach students in grades three and up how to produce a short video using Legos and other inanimate objects in iStopmotion. All supplies included. Registration is required and begins June 1 at 10 a.m. online, in person or by phone.

Friday, June 16

Reading Garden dedication. The public is invited to the Duxbury Free Library’s new Reading Garden entrance at 10 a.m. for a ribboncutting dedication and celebration. Festivities include music, a meet-the-artists reception and light refreshments.

Saturday, June 17

Walking Tour of Millbrook with town historian. Town Historian, Tony Kelso will feature the Millbrook area on his always popular 90-minute walking tour. Two tours at 2 and 4 p.m. Presented by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society. Reservations are required and tickets are limited. $10 DRHS members; $15 nonmembers. Parking and gathering at the Drew Archival Library, 147 St. George St.

Tuesday, June 20

Mama Steph Concert. 10:30-11 a.m. in the Duxbury Free Library’s Merry Room. Everyone’s favorite singer kicks off summer for preschoolers and older with an adult. Registration is needed for both attending adult and children. Registration begins Tuesday, June 6 at 10 a.m. through the library online calendar, by calling 781-934-2721, ext. 5632, or in person at the children’s help desk.


Corner Stone Lodge monthly breakfast buffet. On the first Sunday of every month from 8-11 a.m. Corner Stone Masonic Lodge hosts its all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast with made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs, home fried potatoes, bacon, sausage, corned beef hash, French toast, pancakes, fresh fruit, sweet breads and other home made goodies. $8 adults; $7 seniors; $5 children. 585 Washington St.

Sustainable Duxbury. Sustainable Duxbury meets the first Wednesday of each month at the senior center at 7:30 p.m.

Loss support group. Meets the first Monday of the month from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center with Ellen Gillis, LICSW. 781-934- 5774, ext. 5731.

Caregiver discussion group. Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 2-3 p.m. at the Duxbury Senior Center.

Just the FACTS teen support group. Meetings are every Sunday from 5-6 p.m. at the Duxbury Student Union. St. George Street. All welcome.

Just the FACTS support group. A support group by Duxbury FACTS for those concerned about substance abuse. Meetings are every Monday from 7-8 p.m. Duxbury Senior Center. 10 Mayflower St. Open to the public.

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